#OccupyDurango // #DecolonizeDurango Starts Friday!

#OccupyDurango Friday October 14th & Saturday October 15th,

Fassbinder Park, 17th Street & Main Avenue in Durango, CO

Rally at 4PM Friday October 14th, on the corner of 11th Street & Main Avenue.

March North to Fassbinder Park around 5PM to set up occupation.

Bring tents, sleeping bags, warm clothes, camp chairs, blankets, food, water, musical instruments, other camping supplies, signs, banners, flags, boom boxes, noise makers, your friends, family, and lovers, and your indomitable spirit of resistance!

General Assembly at 4PM on Saturday the 15th

@ #OccupyDurango in Fassbinder Park!

facebook.com/groups/OccupyDurango | OccupyDurango@groups.facebook.com

www.occupytogether.org | occupywallst.org

General Assembly at 4PM on Saturday the 15th

@ #OccupyDurango in Fassbinder Park!

#OccupyDurango Friday October 14th & Saturday October 15th,

Fassbinder Park, 17th Street & Main Avenue in Durango, CO

Rally at 4PM Friday October 14th, on the corner of 11th Street & Main Avenue.

March North to Fassbinder Park around 5PM to set up occupation.

Bring tents, sleeping bags, warm clothes, camp chairs, blankets, food, water, musical instruments, other camping supplies, signs, banners, boom boxes, noise makers, your friends, family, and lovers, and your indomitable spirit of resistance!

facebook.com/groups/OccupyDurango | OccupyDurango@groups.facebook.com

www.occupytogether.org | occupywallst.org

About the General Assembly:

The General Assembly is a gathering of people committed to making decisions based upon a collective agreement or “consensus.”

There is no single leader or governing body of the General Assembly – everyone’s voice is equal. Anyone is free to propose an idea or express an opinion as part of the General Assembly. Each proposal follows the same basic format – an individual shares what is being proposed, why it is being proposed, and, if there is enough agreement, how it can be carried out. The Assembly will express its opinion for each proposal through a series of hand gestures. If there is positive consensus for a proposal – meaning no outright opposition – then it is accepted and direct action begins. If there is not consensus, the responsible group or individual is asked to revise the proposal and submit again at the following General Assembly until a majority consensus is achieved. Within the General Assembly, there are smaller gatherings known as “Working/ Thematic Groups” that focus on supporting specific initiatives or topics relevant to the movement. These range from Food, Medical, and Legal Committees to Arts & Culture, Direct Action, Principles of Solidarity and many more. All groups are open to anyone interested in supporting.

(Also see the Quick guide on group dynamics in people’s assemblies from Take The Square)

AIM Proposal

We're awaiting a response from Colorado AIM about altering the wording of the statement they proposed and #OccupyDenver ratified, and if we get the go-ahead, we'll change "Denver" to "Durango" and put it up for consensus ratification at our General Assembly this Saturday.

There's a good contingent of folks pushing a decolonization agenda down here, so that's a hopeful sign, but Durango's a pretty socio-economically privelged town, so there's always the danger that this could devolve into the global 1% (even if they're amongst the 99% in this country) being upset about the loss of privilege that has come with the beginning of the collapse of this economic system and civilization.

Onward!

Phase two of #OccupyDurango includes continued presence in Fassbinder Park, 17th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, CO with General Assemblies held at 5:30 PM daily.

Throughout the week, we are calling on all occupiers and supporters to spread the word, recruit friends, and send the message that after being pushed out by the police last weekend, we're calling for support from the community with the intent of having enough numbers to hold our ground and stay Friday and/or Saturday nights.